|26th Tony Awards
|April 23, 1972
|The Broadway Theatre, New York City, New York
|Henry Fonda, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov
The 26th Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by ABC television on April 23, 1972, from The Broadway Theatre in New York City. Hosts were Henry Fonda, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov.
Presenters were Richard Benjamin, Ingrid Bergman, Claire Bloom, Arlene Dahl, Sandy Duncan, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Joel Grey, Arthur Hill, Hal Holbrook, Jean Stapleton, and Gwen Verdon.
Performers were Desi Arnaz, Janet Blair, Larry Blyden, Alfred Drake, Helen Gallagher, Lisa Kirk, Hal Linden, Barbara McNair, Ethel Merman, and Constance Towers.
Special Tony Awards were presented to Ethel Merman and Richard Rodgers. For Rodgers, there was a medley from his works, from Garrick Gaieties to Do I Hear A Waltz, with the composer accepting his award to the tune of "The Sound of Music." With the assistance of Hal Linden and Larry Blyden, Merman herself sang selections from her performances, including "I Got Rhythm" and "Everything's Comin' Up Roses."
Winners are in bold
|Best Book of a Musical
|Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
|Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
|Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
|Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
|Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
|Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
|Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
|Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
|Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
|Best Direction of a Play
|Best Direction of a Musical
|Best Scenic Design
|Best Costume Design
|Best Lighting Design
These productions had multiple nominations:
The following productions received multiple awards.